Tuesday, March 23, 2010

You Light Up My Life!

I am slowly getting over my loss of mojo. For several weeks now I have had a hard time crafting anything, unless it was something required by one of the DT's I am on. That usually happens to me about twice a year, but this little bout of mojo madness lasted longer than usual and seemed to go a little deeper than normal. But alas, I whipped up a card that wasn't required and I used my stash to do so! And I do like how it turned out...all shabby chic!

First, I want to say how much I simply adore this little three dimensional chandelier sticker by K&Co.! Not only is it super cute, but it lights up as well! How cute is that! I tried to take a closeup photo of the little lamps lighting up and it shows up a little in the photo. I have had this bad little bugger in my stash for a couple of years now, and when I did pick it up, it was in a clearance bin for 50 cents. Even cooler!

The cardstock is Bazzill Bling, the patterned paper is My Mind's Eye & Making Memories, vintage looking ribbon is from Dollar Tree, satin ribbon was leftover from a candy package (!), and the button is a vintage one from my stash. I used some vintage dress pattern from Gauche Alchemy for the ruffle, which I spritzed with a little Glimmer Mist. I also distressed & inked my papers with coffee colored StampCraft ink. The sentiment is part of a set by Sweet & Sassy Stamps that my dear friend Leah sent to me when I won her blog candy a few months ago. It was just perfect for this card! Check out her blog if you get a chance because Leah is full of inspiration to get you crafting!

I am also entering my card into a few challenges!
SPCC - Color Combo
Your Next Stamp Challenge - Distressing
Stamp Something - Distressed
Hand Full of Stamps - Remove the Dust (something old)
Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge - Power of 3 (3 papers)
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - Tearing
Totally Gorjuss - Ribbon
Frosted Designs - Spring
Ooh La La Creations - Button, Bow, & Bling

Now, on to some totally non-craft related stuff! Let me start by saying that the weather here in Oklahoma is craaaazzzyyy! It is often joked about here that we have two seasons...hot and cold! A great example of that is what happened over the weekend. As you can see in the photo, this was what we woke up to Saturday morning on the first day of spring. Yep, a bit of a blizzard in spring. What makes this a little more odd was the fact that it was in the 70's on Friday, the day prior to the snow storm, and on Sunday was back up into the 60's. Right now, it is 72 degrees here in our great state! Needless to say our fur baby was delighted to get one last romp in the snow in before he works on his tan through the end of the summer! Our son however was not as happy as it ruined his movie plans with his little girlfriend! I was just happy that it wasn't as bad as they had forecast. Originally they said full scale blizzard with 14 inches of snow and 50 mph winds. Well, we got the winds, but thankfully we only ended up with about 6 inches and 2-3 foot drifts. What made me giggle to myself was that we have beautiful green grass springing up all over and poking up through the snow! But what aggravated me was that one of our fruit trees had started blooming a few days prior to the snow...now I am afraid she is done for the rest of the year without bearing any fruit. Poor thing...happened to her last year too!

Well, I'm working on a few more projects to share this week...one an altered item and one a card for the Prairie Fairy DT. So check back soon and until then...Happy Scrappin' and Hugs to All!

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Cor* said...

Holy crap look at that snow!! More than us here in Canada where we live in IGLOOS!! haha.
Great card and glad your MOJO is making a comeback!
PS- I loved those discount bins!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

we all lose our mojo! welcome to the club. the little rascal likes playing with us. here's here, he goes, here's here, he goes. BRAT!!!!

and if you could do this without your mojo.... girl.... you're rocking!!!

snow in OK???? my hubby always says, the cold weather doesn't stay long in OK. what does he know! he hasn't been there in 30 + yrs - lol.

RobbynW said...

Love that chandalier sticker! It is so cool! Your card is beautiful, thanks for playing with us at SPCC!
Robbyn - SP Diva

Kim E said...

Crystal, Great shabby chic card...I just love that chandelier. I'm glad your mojo is coming back. Thanks for joining us at SDDS this week. Best of luck in the draw.

Tineke said...

Wow, what a snow! Good excuse for staying at home and make some cards :)I love your card it´s so chic! Good luck and thank you for joining us at SSDS this week.

Dot Scrap said...

Your card is so beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at Stamp Something this week.
Dorte aka dot-scrap

Kendra said...

Great tearing, and love how you made the image 3D! Thanks for playing at SSDS this week!

margie c said...

Beautiful card, Crystal! Love that chandelier!

LOL, sorry, my family and I were just joking about how crazy this winter has been - y'all down south have received more snow then us on Long Island, NY!!!

Here's to spring :)
Thanks for joining the Pixie Challenge this week too!
hugs, margie

emily said...

This card is great! Love the sentiment!

Emily-SP Diva

Kat said...

This is really lovely. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

AmandaB said...

Wow, what a shabby chic card!!! You did fab job.. Thanks for tearing it up with us at SSDS this week..


Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Such a pretty card - love that chandelier!

Deanne SP Diva

NĂºria said...

beautiful card!!!
I love the big lamp, and the detail of the light is gorgeous!!

freckleface said...

Beautiful card.. Thanks for playing along at TG this week…Debs

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Such a pretty card! OMG, what crazy weather you have had!!! Thanks for playing along with us at SSDS instead of shoveling (hee-hee)! :)

Susan said...

Your card is absolutely delightful. Thank you for joining us at SPCC.

Lana said...

Beautiful and elegant card and thanks for joining us at YNS
Lana x

Kris said...

pretty card=)

Trish Hughes said...

Very pretty!!! Thanks so much for sharing and playing along with HFOS.

Andy said...

Crazy weather is the best! =)

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